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ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
Madalina Oana Ungur
Agro-Know Technologies

29 Nov 2013
Welcome and Introductions
Madalina Oana Ungur
Business Development Manager, Agro-Know Technologies,
Greece
MSc with distin...
About Agro-Know Technologies

a fast growing company
specializing in knowledge
management practices and
services, promotin...
Ag-knowledge aggregation & sharing solutions
Agenda
•About Agro-Know Technologies
•Educational context of GLN
•Introducing Green Learning Network
•Discovery Microsites...
“The education landscape is changing dramatically, from school to university
and beyond: open technology-based education w...
Opening up Education, 2013
Solutions?
Need to acknowledge cost-efficient solutions, and avoid waste of resources
e.g. teac...
Introducing

Green Learning Network

ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learning Network (GLN)
What is the Green Learning Network?
• A data pool providing access to digital collections of
educational materials on agri...
ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learning Network (GLN)
Who can benefit from the Green Learning Network?
•
•
•
•

Universities and Research communities
Professional and Business ...
How can the Green Learning Network help teachers and learners?
1. Discovery
microsites
Helping teachers and
learners disco...
How can the Green Learning Network
help teachers and learners? (1/2)

1. Discovery microsites

ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learni...
14
A closer look at a Discovery microsites powered by
Green Learning Network

http://agsharedemo.agroknow.gr/
15
Scenario 1: Let’s imagine…

I am a biology teacher in a primary school and I
want to organise my next lesson outdoors,
exp...
Go to: http://organic-edunet.eu, click on School
ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learning Network (GLN)
Select the ‘Open Air Classroom’ category
ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learning Network (GLN)
Find and study resources in detail
ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learning Network (GLN)
Scenario 2: Now let’s imagine…

I am a natural sciences teacher and for my
lesson on Insects I want to show my pupils a
ni...
Natural Europe Cultural collection powered by GLN

Keyword
Search
Recommended
specimens from
European
museums

Go to: http...
Select Media type: Image; Classification: Insects
 376 results

ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learning Network (GLN)
Select and study resources in detail

ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learning Network (GLN)
How can the Green Learning Network
help teachers and learners? (2/2)

2. Pathway
Authoring Tool

ODS Webinar 1:
Green Lear...
How can Educational pathways help teachers?
•Aim to bridge classroom and museum learning
•Embed learning in a context that...
Once again, let’s imagine…

I am an environmental sciences teacher and I
would like to plan a visit to the Botanical
Garde...
A few solutions…
• Access the website of your local Botanical Garden
to search for tips and resources
• Explore out the Gr...
What is the Pathway Authoring Tool?
•a web based tool that can be used to build complex web resources with a
story like st...
Pedagogical approach behind
Inquiry-based learning
•understand the topic investigated and consolidate knowledge by
collect...
Using the Pathway Authoring Tool teachers can create
their own pathways

http://education.natural-europe.eu/natural_europe...
Edit each section of the pathway
Upload images and insert supporting material
After saving and publishing, this is how your Educational
Pathway will look like
Supporting materials from
Europeana, Wikipaitings,
OER repositories
OER
Other examples of educational pathways

National Museum of Natural History and
Science – University of Lisbon

The Jura-Mu...
Microsite for Estonian Natural History
Museum + Educational pathways

http://greenlearningnetwork.org/estonian-nhm/edu

OD...
Conclusions and invitations
We would like to…
•Expand our agro-biodiversity data pools with high quality collections from
...
Thank you!
mada@agroknow.gr

ODS Webinar 1:
Green Learning Network (GLN)
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This presentation addresses educators, parents and researchers interested in exploring how digital open content, innovative tools and educational scenarios can support environmental education at school level and beyond. Building on inquiry-based and resource based teaching approaches, this presentation will introduce accessible authoring and discovery tools that can help educators connect classrooms with science centres, museums and global collections of high quality openly accessible educational resources.

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  • From data cultivation to data blossom, the Agro-Know Data platform is an end-to-end modular solution that can transform data into meaningful services. The agricultural data are harvested from diverse sources and after they enrichment are published through a set of web services to external systems. The enrichment of data includes:
    improvement of data descriptions
    annotation of data with ontologies
    translation of data descriptions
    The enrichment of the data allows the development of high quality services for specific agricultural communities.
    Publishing is responsible for the exposure of agricultural data in a form that can be used a) for the development of data discovery services b) authoring services and c) analytics dashboards to track and study how the agricultural data are used.
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    1. 1. ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN) Madalina Oana Ungur Agro-Know Technologies 29 Nov 2013
    2. 2. Welcome and Introductions Madalina Oana Ungur Business Development Manager, Agro-Know Technologies, Greece MSc with distinction in ‘Education, Technology and Society’, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK Thesis: Investigating OER engagement, challenges and concerns in the context of a multidisciplinary undergraduate Science course at the University of Bristol mada@agroknow.gr ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    3. 3. About Agro-Know Technologies a fast growing company specializing in knowledge management practices and services, promoting research and innovation in agricultural domain. deep knowledge and know-how on organizing innovative and engaging events and training, tackling given challenges on green issues. Our Vision To capture, organize and add value to the world’s agricultural information and make it universally accessible, useful and meaningful through innovative tools, services and applications. ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    4. 4. Ag-knowledge aggregation & sharing solutions
    5. 5. Agenda •About Agro-Know Technologies •Educational context of GLN •Introducing Green Learning Network •Discovery Microsites •Pathway Authoring Tool •Conclusion ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    6. 6. “The education landscape is changing dramatically, from school to university and beyond: open technology-based education will soon be a 'must have', not just a 'good-to-have', for all ages.” Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth “Education must be connected to real life; it cannot be a parallel universe. Young people want to use digital technology in every aspect of life.” Neelie Kroes, Commission Vice-President Brussels, 25 September 2013 The Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    7. 7. Opening up Education, 2013 Solutions? Need to acknowledge cost-efficient solutions, and avoid waste of resources e.g. teachers around the world preparing the same lesson; reduce families’ spending on educational materials Need for innovative organisations, innovative teachers and innovative learners - it is not sufficient anymore to just provide technology Opening up Education initiative proposes more action in three areas: - open learning environments - open educational resources - connectivity and innovation ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    8. 8. Introducing Green Learning Network ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    9. 9. What is the Green Learning Network? • A data pool providing access to digital collections of educational materials on agricultural, biodiversity, environmental sciences and sustainability topics for school, adult/vocational and academic teaching and learning; • > 20,000 high quality educational resources from 23 institutions from 12 countries • well structured descriptions, curated and validated by both information scientists and subject experts. • Educational metadata application profiles: Organic Edunet LOM AP ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    10. 10. ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    11. 11. Who can benefit from the Green Learning Network? • • • • Universities and Research communities Professional and Business communities Schools Museums, Aquariums, Botanical Gardens, science centres ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    12. 12. How can the Green Learning Network help teachers and learners? 1. Discovery microsites Helping teachers and learners discover and use resources Case study 1: Organic.Edunet Case study 2: Microsites for natural history museums 2. Educational activity authoring tool Enabling teachers to create and share build on open web resources 3. Creativity Accelerator Fostering dialogue between students, teachers and policy makers through creative events Case study: Pathway Authoring Tool Case study: Green Ideas events
    13. 13. How can the Green Learning Network help teachers and learners? (1/2) 1. Discovery microsites ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    14. 14. 14
    15. 15. A closer look at a Discovery microsites powered by Green Learning Network http://agsharedemo.agroknow.gr/ 15
    16. 16. Scenario 1: Let’s imagine… I am a biology teacher in a primary school and I want to organise my next lesson outdoors, exploring with my pupils a local water ecosystem… I would need resources to help me organise this lesson… Where can I find great environmental resources for school pupils? ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    17. 17. Go to: http://organic-edunet.eu, click on School ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    18. 18. Select the ‘Open Air Classroom’ category ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    19. 19. Find and study resources in detail ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    20. 20. Scenario 2: Now let’s imagine… I am a natural sciences teacher and for my lesson on Insects I want to show my pupils a nice collection of images of insects. The handbook includes only a few images and the school doesn’t have more resources… Where can I find a great collection of images of Insect to show my pupils? ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    21. 21. Natural Europe Cultural collection powered by GLN Keyword Search Recommended specimens from European museums Go to: http://greenlearningnetwork.org/natural-europe/cultural/, Click on Zoology ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    22. 22. Select Media type: Image; Classification: Insects  376 results ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    23. 23. Select and study resources in detail ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    24. 24. How can the Green Learning Network help teachers and learners? (2/2) 2. Pathway Authoring Tool ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    25. 25. How can Educational pathways help teachers? •Aim to bridge classroom and museum learning •Embed learning in a context that allows the preparation of the learner before and after the museum visit (on site or virtual) •Ensure proximity between the curriculum and teaching methods on the one hand, and the learning environment on the other •Integrate technology and OER in the learning process •Empower teachers to create, publish and share own materials ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    26. 26. Once again, let’s imagine… I am an environmental sciences teacher and I would like to plan a visit to the Botanical Garden to show my pupils the beautiful plans, but also make sure they learn something. I would like to combine this with my lesson on plant morphology, but I am not sure how… ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    27. 27. A few solutions… • Access the website of your local Botanical Garden to search for tips and resources • Explore out the Green Learning Network collection of Educational pathways to find similar activities and resources http://greenlearningnetwork.org/natural-europe/educational/ • Create your own customised educational activity using the Pathway Authoring Tool ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    28. 28. What is the Pathway Authoring Tool? •a web based tool that can be used to build complex web resources with a story like structure •can be used to model educational and researcher activities •includes a digital library of resources that authors can manage and use as a data pool to build their stories •digital library can be enriched with resources from external data sources e.g. Europeana and social sites e.g. YouTube, SlideShare •authors can create their own structure for the web resource or select from a list of predefined structures •currently hosting >80 educational pathways for school learning and adult learning ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    29. 29. Pedagogical approach behind Inquiry-based learning •understand the topic investigated and consolidate knowledge by collecting and interpreting information, discussing, reflecting and presenting their findings •encouraging interaction and collaboration between students Resource-based learning •a student-centred approach encouraging hand-on interaction and use of OER •the role of the teacher is to guide and assist the learner ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    30. 30. Using the Pathway Authoring Tool teachers can create their own pathways http://education.natural-europe.eu/natural_europe/admin/users/login
    31. 31. Edit each section of the pathway
    32. 32. Upload images and insert supporting material
    33. 33. After saving and publishing, this is how your Educational Pathway will look like
    34. 34. Supporting materials from Europeana, Wikipaitings, OER repositories OER
    35. 35. Other examples of educational pathways National Museum of Natural History and Science – University of Lisbon The Jura-Museum Eichstätt ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    36. 36. Microsite for Estonian Natural History Museum + Educational pathways http://greenlearningnetwork.org/estonian-nhm/edu ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    37. 37. Conclusions and invitations We would like to… •Expand our agro-biodiversity data pools with high quality collections from diverse sources, e.g. ODS federation. Get in touch with us if you would like to contribute and promote your resources through GLN! •Provide educational solutions to new communities – Get in touch if you’re a teacher or represent a teaching community! •2013 New LLP project: Green Learning Network coordinated by Agrosup Dijon - focused on getting together the institutions/groups working with green content at any level – Get in touch to join the network! ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
    38. 38. Thank you! mada@agroknow.gr ODS Webinar 1: Green Learning Network (GLN)
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